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Cooperation with Former Members of the Project:


  • Georg Lehner Postdoctoral Researcher (2009-2010)
    University of Vienna
    Phone: +43/664/4046579  

    Recent Publication in connection with the project:

    Georg Lehner: China in European Encyclopaedias, 1700-1850 (European
    Expansion and Indigenous Response 9; Leiden: Brill, 2011). ISBN13:

    "This book shows how knowledge about China became part of European general
    knowledge. It examines English, French, and German encyclopaedias
    published between 1700 and 1850 and explores the use and presentation of
    information on China in works of general knowledge. The first chapters
    explore the origins of early European perceptions of China until 1850, the
    development of European encyclopaedias, and the sources used for entries
    on China. The second major part of the book examines the ways in which
    encyclopaedias presented information on things Chinese (geography,
    government, economy, history, language and literature, arts and sciences)
    and how this information was shaped, expanded, perpetuated, revised, and
    For further details see:

  • Dr. Irena Vladimirsky Postdoctoral Researcher (2009-2010)
  • Dr. Maria Grajdian Postdoctoral Researcher (2009-2010)